Hi Ethan, thanks for the response. I understand that we'll need the licenses on each box. What I'm wondering is if it will work to run the production license tool (we're still on version 9) each time the box is started up.
That is, the current plan is to create a new VM when it is needed, using Chef or something else to install all the software needed, let it run, then tear it down when it is no longer needed. As part of "install all the software", the production tool will need to be run so that the "Not licensed" watermark doesn't appear.
So, we'd always have one box running, then sometimes a second box would be started up to handle the load, then the second box would go away when no longer needed. We'll never have more than two boxes running. Will that work, when the second box is started, to run the production server license tool each time?
Additionally, it looks like in version 10, this process is interactive, so that will probably be an issue when we move to 10. Is there a command line form in version 10 rather than requiring the UI?